Volume 13 Issue 18

PM Turnbull Needs to Deliver Reform

Four Prime Ministers in four years is hardly something to be proud of. Let’s hope the election of Malcolm Turnbull provides stability to Australia and the opportunity for overdue reform.

Private sector key to infrastructure growth

Treasury Secretary John Fraser has cautioned the private sector to be wary of slowing growth in the Asia-Pacific region, while encouraging it to play a “pivotal role” in infrastructure investment.

How to ask great governance questions

An ability to ask strong questions in board meetings is a critical director skill. A recently released book for emerging directors provides advice for asking questions in board meetings.

Shared value delivers benefits

A growing number of Australian companies pursuing shared value strategies, or strategies with similar principles, are seeing both social and economic benefits as well as positive brand associations, according to findings from a report by Shared Value Project and Social Ventures Australia.

NT directors’ liability reform

The Statute Law Amendments (Directors' Liability) Bill 2015 was passed on 26 August 2015 by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory.

ACNC quick tips for NFP AGMs

The Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission has released a useful checklist to assist NFPs with compliance-related issues and provide tips for a successful and productive annual general meeting.

APRA consults on superannuation trustees

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has released a consultation package on governance arrangements for APRA-regulated superannuation trustees.  

Minerals Council offers Company Directors Course scholarships

The Minerals Council of Australia, in partnership with BHP Billiton and Downer EDI Mining, is providing scholarships for talented women in the mining industry to complete the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Company Directors Course.

Billabong director steps down

Billabong International has announced the resignation of director Matthew Wilson due to a potential conflict of interest in Oaktree’s investment portfolio.

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  • Date:16 Sep 2015
  • Type:Boardroom Report